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World's forests 'in emergency room' after years of losses

The rate of destruction in 2018 was lower than in the two previous years. It peaked in 2016 when about 17 million hectares of tropical forest were lost due partly to rampant forest fires, according to the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Forest department says digging of land would destroy ecosystem

The Superintendent (Archaeology), V S Rawat, says they have been waiting for the acquisition of land for the last one year.


Over 9,000 hectares of forestland under illegal occupation

Over 9,000 hectares of forestland in Punjab is under encroachment. With 634 cases filed against violators in all four forest circles of the state,the area under litigation stands at 1,429 hectares.

Forest cover on paper not the true picture, High Court tells govt

The bench directed the government to provide geospatial maps of the city showing the forest cover.

Orissa changes controversial circular undermining SC order on forest

After a rebuttal by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Orissa govt backtracks on what can be treated as forest land.

12,821 hectare land available for green drive: Punjab survey

A government survey in Punjab has found 12,821 hectare of land available for launching plantation drive to achieve the target of 15 per cent forest cover in the state by 2020 under ‘Greening Punjab Mission’.


Man walks 40 km through forest with pregnant wife on shoulder

The woman's life had been saved since she was carried all the way,but the baby could not be saved.

GIPL develops smart phone based surveillance,tracking system

Gujarat Info Petro Limited's software makes surveillance and tracking possible for smart phones.

Despite plantation drive,Punjab’s forest cover may not increase

While 67 lakh saplings will be planted by the forest department,47 lakh saplings will be planted by farmers.

Cong smells ‘scam’ in allotment of housing projects in forest areas

The Congress has raised questions over the construction of housing projects by private builders DLF and Optima in forest areas of Shimla and Solan districts.

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Jimmy Shergill feels it's important to support films on children

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill feels it is important to promote films which focus on kids.He said that films which have stories revolving around kids or children as the lead is very important to be promoted.Jimmy Shergill was present at the trailer launch of 'Shortcut Safari.'Directed by Amitabha Singh, 'Shortcut Safari' is a Hindi film whose story revolves around a group of children who get trapped in a dense forest, for three days, during their school outing.The experience of these seven children teaches them the value of mutual respect, team-spirit and perseverance, and also lays importance on a clean environment.